The Low & Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program was designed to lessen the economic burden of the State Education Property Tax on certain at-risk taxpayers.
Chapter 95, Session Laws of 2021, HB 486 amends RSA 198:57 to increase the income limitations for the receipt of a Low & Moderate Income Property Tax Relief award as well as the maximum amount of tax relief available to an awardee for property taxes assessed on or after April 1, 2021.
An eligible applicant for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is:
- Single with adjusted gross income equal to or less than $37,000; or
- Married or head of NH household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $47,000; and
- Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and
- Has resided in that homestead on April 1 of the year for which the claim is made.
Applications for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief are accepted only during the statutory filing period – after May 1, but no later than June 30.
You can file your claim online at Granite Tax Connect (www.revenue.nh.gov/gtc) by accessing the “Apply for Low and Moderate Income Property Tax Relief” link located on the Applications Panel. The law allows 120 days for processing from the date of receipt of your completed application.
For assistance, contact the Department of Revenue Administration at (603) 230-5920 – press prompt 2, then prompt 2 again.